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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Burning Gums



I have just had a new set of dentures made. This is my 4th set over the last 25 years. My gums are burning when I wear this new set. On all previous sets my gums never had a burning sensation. If I put my old set in there is no burning sensation.


It may be some kind of allergic reaction to the material. Check this problem with your dentist who fabricated the new dentures. You may need a new set of dentures fabricated with a different kind of acrylic if the burning sensation doesn?t go away in couple weeks.

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Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University